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Anti-mining activists have the backing of a retired Waikato University Professor who believes mining operations in the Karangahake Gorge would lead to contamination of the area's drinking water. Around 80 people marched to the Hauraki District Council...

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Anti-mining protesters will march on Hauraki District Council today in continued opposition to the mining in Karangahake Gorge. Protect Karangahake has planned a protest in Paeroa this lunchtime to coincide with a New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals representative...

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It might be a humid start to the working week, but keep an eye out for the occasional burst of rain and blustery northwest winds. An active front is expected to move up from the South Island, bringing rain with it once again before weakening as it makes...

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Innovative post-harvest operator Trevelyan's is well on track to meet its aim of producing zero waste and be carbon and water neutral in future. A compost trial carried out at its 20ha Te Puke site saw almost 50 tandem trailers of garden waste and...

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Environmental initiatives at Affco's Rangiuru freezing works have achieved steadily improving water quality results for the Kaituna River. Affco's Rangiuru freezing works have put in place environmental initiatives to help improve water quality...

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Did you know the Bay of Plenty doesn't have its own landfill – rubbish is trucked to Hampton Downs near Auckland every week? And that we don't recycle number fives here in the Bay? And your coffee cups can't be recycled because...

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Moss couches, a suspended forest, floating fountain, school gardens and a wildflower world are just some of the drawcards sucking in 400 visitors every hour today at The NZ Garden & Art Festival's Lakes Expo Pavilion. From 9.30am the festival's...

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With spring here, butterflies are laying eggs on swan plants around the region – but a Tauranga expert of the winged beauties says they're flying under threat from nature and humans. Mary Parkinson, who runs Te Puna Quarry Park's butterfly...

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The damp weather continues to linger in the Bay of Plenty, with more rain and wind set to bring in the start of the weekend. Metservice is forecasting an area of wet weather will continue to track up the country from the South Island before moving off...

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A lack of biosecurity preparation from the government and the kiwifruit industry almost certainly worsened the impact of vine disease Psa, which may have cost up to $930 million in lost exports. That's the opinion of an independent review by the...

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The Historic Village at night. Photo by Rob Vile. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. photos@thesun.co.nz